Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life -- A Review
Mark Johnson's Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life is the story of the Garmin-Cervelo team's 2011 season.
expected to do--think for himself--attacked, and won the biggest victory of his and Garmin's life to that point. Vaughters says the following of the type of rider whom he seeks: "I like guys that are intelligent and willing to learn. What I'm looking for are smart guys that may be a little bit weird, because a lot of time intelligence goes hand-in-hand with goofiness, especially in bike riders."
Johnson has a pleasing writing style, and the illustrations are first-rate. Argyle Armada is an excellent example of the workings of a professional cycling team. Moreover, it does a fine job of looking at contemporary cycling and of cycling as a business. Read this book to get a handle on how cycling and cycling teams work.